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    • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

    Young Bess

    1953

    Costume seen on Rex Thompson as Edward VI

    • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

    Diane

    1956

    Costume seen on Ronald Anton as Francis

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About the Costume

This costume is unique for several reasons. Firstly, it is a find from an older film. Secondly, it is a costume for a child, which we do not see often. Lastly, it is a male costume. Female costumes are usually much easier to spot, being more distinctive, so this lovely costume is a very nice little find.

Famous costume designer for MGM, Walter Plunkett (who designed the costumes for Gone With the Wind), was called upon to create Tudor-inspired costumes for the film Young Bess. This blue ensemble, complete with slashed doublet and breeches, was designed by Plunkett in 1953 for Rex Thompson as Edward VI. In 1956, when Plunkett designed the costumes for the film Diane, he reused some of his creations, including this one, which Ronald Anton wore as Francis.

The costume seems to have gone into the stock at Western Costume Company, as it bears a Western Costume Co. label. The piece faded over the years and eventually was sold at auction in 2011 for $850.

About the Costume

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Have you ever watched a film and noticed a character walk by in a gown that you just know you’ve seen before? Recycled Movie Costumes is dedicated to documenting the life of a costume through its various appearances on film and television.

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About the Costume

This costume is unique for several reasons. Firstly, it is a find from an older film. Secondly, it is a costume for a child, which we do not see often. Lastly, it is a male costume. Female costumes are usually much easier to spot, being more distinctive, so this lovely costume is a very nice little find.

Famous costume designer for MGM, Walter Plunkett (who designed the costumes for Gone With the Wind), was called upon to create Tudor-inspired costumes for the film Young Bess. This blue ensemble, complete with slashed doublet and breeches, was designed by Plunkett in 1953 for Rex Thompson as Edward VI. In 1956, when Plunkett designed the costumes for the film Diane, he reused some of his creations, including this one, which Ronald Anton wore as Francis.

The costume seems to have gone into the stock at Western Costume Company, as it bears a Western Costume Co. label. The piece faded over the years and eventually was sold at auction in 2011 for $850.

This costume is unique for several reasons. Firstly, it is a find from an older film. Secondly, it is a costume for a child, which we do not see often. Lastly, it is a male costume. Female costumes are usually much easier to spot, being more distinctive, so this lovely costume is a very nice little find.

Famous costume designer for MGM, Walter Plunkett (who designed the costumes for Gone With the Wind), was called upon to create Tudor-inspired costumes for the film Young Bess. This blue ensemble, complete with slashed doublet and breeches, was designed by Plunkett in 1953 for Rex Thompson as Edward VI. In 1956, when Plunkett designed the costumes for the film Diane, he reused some of his creations, including this one, which Ronald Anton wore as Francis.

The costume seems to have gone into the stock at Western Costume Company, as it bears a Western Costume Co. label. The piece faded over the years and eventually was sold at auction in 2011 for $850.

Credits

Sighting Credit:
  • Katie S.
Photos provided by:
  • Katie S.
  • Gabriela
  • justprosper
  • Valkyrie
  • Julia Spicer
Costume Designer:
  • Walter Plunkett

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